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Davido Vows To Ensure N250m For Orphanages Isn’t Diverted


Davido Receives N60m In 2 Hours From Friends, Fans As He Solicits Funds To Clear N100m Rolls Royce At PortNigerian Afro-pop star, Davido has vowed to ensure his N250 million donation to the orphanage homes across the country is not misappropriated.

The ‘OBO’ crooner was addressing concern by a Twitter user that the funds might be diverted and not get to the intended beneficiaries on Monday.

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Last week, the award-winning singer had announced a fundraiser, which he initially said was for the clearance of his Rolls Royce vehicle at the ports.

However, after raking N200 million from the initiative, he added N50 million and declared that the funds would be used to support orphans.

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The gesture has continued to fetch him commendations from Nigerians on social media, including Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, and Bukola Saraki, ex-senate president.

Speaking on the initiative, the Twitter user said she became worried that the funds could be tampered with after she had a conversation with her mother.

She wrote;

I told mum what Davido did and I’ve never seen her revolt so passionately against something. She said the money won’t get to the children because welfare officers steal all.

I hate Nigeria. She said its so bad that nurses never want to leave welfare homes when they’re posted there.

Replying to the Twitter user, Davido said he would ensure the funds are utilised for the intended purpose.

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I will personally make sure this doesn’t occur!! I put that on my life!” he wrote.

The singer had earlier announced a five-member committee to oversee the distribution of the donated funds to beneficiaries.

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